Friday , 17 November 2017

Reviews

Illustration Meets Paper Art

Eiko Ojala is a master of paper cut art. He creates simple illustrations that play with negative space and elemental shapes to produce intricate and powerful images. He plays with shadows and adds depth, creating a strong signature style. The level of detail is unbelievable. Ojala creates illustrations depicting landscapes, portraits and cartoon-like figures through the use of an illustration ... Read More »

David Schwen: “Pantone Pairings”

Pantone Pairings is a snack-inspiring project by Minneapolis-based artist David Schwen. In the clever and appetizing series, the illustrator, designer, and art director transformed many of our favorite food pairings into color complementing Pantone swatches. Whether you prefer sweet, sour, or salty, Schwen covers all of the bases. As a designer, you’re constantly picking color chips and pairing them up ... Read More »

“GIF-FITI”: Animated Murals By INSA

Unlike most street art, INSA‘s murals weren’t made to be seen in person – they’re best viewed online. That’s because the UK-based artist painstakingly paints, photographs and re-paints each of his works several times over in order to create these amazing animated GIF images. Each piece is created with movement in mind, with the artist envisioning the final animated result ... Read More »

Shadow Art by Tim Noble & Sue Webster

SPOTLIGHT: Shadow Art Created from Junk by Tim Noble & Sue Webster Mind blown. Tim Noble and Sue Webster take ordinary objects – like rubbish – to make sculptures which really don’t look like anything. The magic happens when they point a light at them and project the shadows onto the walls. The process of transformation, from discarded waste, scrap metal ... Read More »

‘The Prince Lestat’ slated for 2014

By: Shannon Scheidell Anne Rice announced in March that she would release her latest novel this year. Since then, she has been interviewed by countless magazines who want to know why she’s returning to this world she created back in 1976. One recent interview was published by the LA Times on Oct. 23. Rice has written about characters who wrestle with ... Read More »

For the Birds: 1st Thursdays @ Orlando Museum of Art

By: Shannon Scheidell Sandra Scheetz-Wise’s piece titled “Economy” spoke volumes tonight at The Orlando Museum of Art. Encapsulating the atmosphere of drunk well-to-dos shmoozing it up with well-known and other wannabe local artists, you can really see the allegorical theme of the rich devouring the poor, taking elements from Scheetz-Wise’s paintings and extrapolating her concept on the entire array of people who bumped ... Read More »

B-side moves to Mills: Artist Tr3 now at the Peacock Room

By: Shannon Scheidell The art of Tr3 looks as if it were made by a handful of people, but aside from a few collaborative projects, artist Mark Harris (Tr3) creates all of his own works. His consistent painting production might be called an addiction, as is the theme of the opening reception at the Peacock Room. “He’s been doing it as long as I’ve ... Read More »

Chomet’s ‘The Illusionist’

By: Shannon Scheidell Sylvain Chomet must have spent the past eight years, since his last film was released, honing his artistic skills in both music and animation direction, because “The Illusionist” is a cultural masterpiece. Originally written years before by Jacques Tatischeff, famous for his work in “Mon Oncle” (1958) and “Play Time” (1967,) Chomet took over the reins and breathed ... Read More »

Ten Grand #3

By: Shannon Scheidell Are there such places as Heaven or Hell? “Ten Grand #3,” the latest installment in J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith’s comic, makes you seriously question the meaning of life and what happens thereafter. Why are we here? Why do we breathe, eat and sleep and work our lives to the bone just so that we can kill ourselves some more? Love is ... Read More »

Functional and Fine Art Gallery to Open at Month’s End

By: Shannon Scheidell The new gallery, Artista Bottega, will host its grand opening Aug. 30 across the street from the legendary Jacob Schmidt Brewing Company. Nance Derby, the sole proprietor of the shop on West 7th has designed props for The Guthrie and the Saint Paul City Ballet, as well as scenes from The Mighty Ducks and Grumpy Old Men. Now she is opening her ... Read More »